Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson admits he is completely exhausted after a hugely successful 2019-20 season with the Premier League club.
The Anfield No 1 played a key role in the Reds winning their first league title for 30 years, in a campaign which was temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Brazilian goalkeeper claimed the relentless way Jurgen Klopp tells his Liverpool side to train and play has affected his fatigue levels as they prepare for the new season.
Alisson told ESPN Brazil: ‘This was one of the most exhausting seasons I’ve ever had. I don’t know if it was due to the pandemic, the longer season, but it was also one of the seasons I played less games because of injuries.
‘We got out of the Champions League early, but I think this exhaustion comes from just giving everything we have every time.
‘Klopp has a great portion of that, just telling us what the main objective is. We also care about how we are going to get to that objective – training, just how he manages our training sessions.
‘He trusts us to do what he wants us to do, on not only training sessions, but also a day-to-day basis.’
This intense attitude in training saw Liverpool run away with the Premier League trophy, clinching the top-flight title with seven games to spare and registering 99 points in the process – just one short of Manchester City’s astonishing record tally.
The 27-year-old played 29 times for the Reds in the league and helped his side to 13 clean sheets.
The Brazilian believes that the way in which the club puts everything into training and matches is the reason why they are such a special group of winners.
Alisson added: ‘Our group is certainly very strong. Each player has so much quality individually, and we have at least four players always at the top, the best in the world in their positions, and that makes it a special team, but what really makes a difference is the way we play together.
‘We think as one, we all have the same objective, and that is doing everything we can to get those goals, laying it all out mentally and physically.’